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Caps Battle To An OT Loss

October 2

Virden, MB –  The Oil Caps were finally back in their home barn after being on the road for the last three games. They battled to a 4-3 OT loss against the Winnipeg Blues.  

The Blues got on the board early in the first period, 1-0 Blues. The Caps didn’t take long to follow suit, Ben Dalke scored an unassisted goal at 7:28 in the first period, 1-1. Things kept rolling for the Caps finding the back of the net again at 12:09 in the first period – scored by Kolten Kanaski assisted by Jacob Cronin and Drayson Skulmoski. At the end of the first period, the Caps lead 2-1. Shots on goal 15-12 Caps. 

At 12:39 in the second period Jeran Knorr scored assisted by Carter Cowlthorp and Jacob Cronin – stretching the lead 3-1 Caps. The Blues scored late in the second period cutting the lead to 1. At the end of 40 minutes 3-2 Caps, shots on goal in the second 19-14 Caps. 

Midway through the third period, the Blues put one passed Riley McVeigh, tying the game up at 3 apiece. At the end of 60 minutes of play, the game was tied at 3. Shots on goal in the third period 9-5 Blues. 

The Caps faced their first OT of the season, with 3:05 left in overtime the Blues scored on a powerplay winning the game, 4-3. 

Next game is at home, Thursday, October 6 vs Neepawa Natives. Puck drop at 7:30p.m. 

Final Shots: 40- 39 Caps
Final Score: 4-3 OT loss 

Tonight’s three stars were: 

 1st STAR  2nd STAR  3rd STAR
Virden Oil Capitals 
Kolten Kanaski
Winnipeg Blues 
Michael Forseth
Virden Oil Capitals 
Jeran Knorr